December 15 2015 07:30AM
The Edmonton Oilers needed the kind of performance they got from Cam Talbot against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden to kick-off a four-game road trip Monday. Likewise, Talbot needed exactly the kind of performance he delivered in a 3-2 overtime win.
December 08 2015 03:30PM
Luke Richardson wasn’t the fancy pair of dress shoes you’d wear for a night on the town. He was your work boots. He wasn’t the curvy sports car you’d cruise Jasper Avenue in. He was the reliable mini-van. Richardson was an honest player who went about his business quietly and without fanfare. No sizzle, all substance. He was the kind of defenseman every NHL team needs.
December 07 2015 10:28AM
Spend enough time earning your keep in any walk of life and it’s human nature that a bit of “been there, done that” attitude can creep in from time to time. I’m as guilty of it as the next guy. It’s refreshing, then, when somebody or something actually surprises you.
December 01 2015 01:50PM
Having already paraded the Stanley Cup up and down Jasper Ave. the two previous seasons, fans of the Edmonton Oilers had every reason to be thinking three-peat when the 1985-86 season began. The Oilers were young, ridiculously talented and getting better. They beat opponents for fun.
November 29 2015 12:30PM
The Willy Lindstrom fans of the Edmonton Oilers saw after he arrived in town was distinctly different than the player they watched score a bushel of goals for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA and NHL, but he was nonetheless a significant player with Edmonton’s first two Stanley Cup teams.